Goethe (and Shakespeare) on Google

Mark­ing the start of the Frank­furt Book Fair, Google Book Search has launched a “microsite” ded­i­cat­ed to Ger­many’s most cel­e­brat­ed writer — Johann Wolf­gang von Goethe. There, you can learn about his life and trav­els and, even bet­ter, get access to free dig­i­tal ver­sions of his writ­ings. That’s right, you get to read Faust online for free. The poten­tial rub is that you’ll need to speak Ger­man to gen­er­al­ly avail your­self of this site, although there are some mate­ri­als in Eng­lish. To get more infor­ma­tion on the new Goethe site, check out the Google Book Search blog.

Also be sure to see Google’s oth­er microsite ded­i­cat­ed to Shake­speare.

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